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  • Just Before Nightfall (1971)
  • PG
    106 min | Crime, Drama
Just Before Nightfall (1971)
PG
106 min | Crime, Drama

Charles Masson, an advertising executive, is having an affair with Laura, the wife of his best friend, the architect François Tellier. Charles strangles Laura when one of their S&M games goes too far. Dazed, Charles walks out of the ...See moreCharles Masson, an advertising executive, is having an affair with Laura, the wife of his best friend, the architect François Tellier. Charles strangles Laura when one of their S&M games goes too far. Dazed, Charles walks out of the borrowed apartment in Paris and soon bumps into François in a nearby bistro. They drive back together to Versailles, where they have beautiful neighboring houses designed by François. The owner of the apartment had seen Laura and Charles together two months earlier, but she does not tell the police on the advice of François. Even though the police do not seem to have any clues to the crime, Charles has a difficult time coping with the situation, and trying to live a normal life with his two children and loving wife Hélène. Written by Will Gilbert See less
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Writers
Edouard Atiyah (novel "The Thin Line") | Claude Chabrol
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Updated Mar 31, 1971

Release date
Oct 8, 1973 (United States)

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22 cast members
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Michel Bouquet
Charles Masson Charles Masson   See fewer
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Stéphane Audran
Hélène Masson Hélène Masson   See fewer
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François Périer
François Tellier François Tellier   See fewer
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Jean Carmet
Jeannot Jeannot   See fewer
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Henri Attal
Cavanna Cavanna   See fewer
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Paul Temps
Bardin Bardin   See fewer
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Daniel Lecourtois
Dorfmann Dorfmann   See fewer
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Clelia Matania
Mme Masson (as Clélia Matania) Mme Masson (as Clélia Matania)   See fewer
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Celia
Jacqueline Jacqueline   See fewer
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Pascal Gillot
Auguste Masson Auguste Masson   See fewer
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Brigitte Périn
Joséphine Masson Joséphine Masson   See fewer
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Anna Douking
Laura Tellier Laura Tellier   See fewer
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Roger Lumont
Commissaire Delfeil Commissaire Delfeil   See fewer
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Marina Ninchi
Gina Mallardi Gina Mallardi   See fewer
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Gilbert Servien
Un policier Un policier   See fewer
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Dominique Marcas
Mme Ortiz Mme Ortiz   See fewer
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Sylvie Lenoir
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Jean-Marie Arnoux
Un agent (uncredited) Un agent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michel Duchaussoy
Un homme à l'enterrement (uncredited) Un homme à l'enterrement (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.2 / 10 | 2,083 votes